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Vox Pop

Weekdays, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from astronomy to politics speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars on Vox Pop such as our science forum and gardening programs. The show is hosted by Ray Graf and produced by Jackie Orchard. 

Every Monday is a "Medical Monday."  Every Friday is a "Food Friday." 

There are several ways to join the conversation:

  • Call in during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-34TALK-1)
  • Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show
  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, May 17

Medical Monday: Dentistry With Dr. Yaman Kana of Community Health Programs

Tuesday, May 18

Computers With Tony Yang

Wednesday, May 19

Science Forum

Thursday, May 20

Pets And Vets With Dr. Ron Scharf

Friday, May 21

Food Friday: Cooking With Deanna Fox

Aneesa Waheed
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Today we welcome Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady, Troy, and Guilderland New York. She has appeared on "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games" and is ready to answer your questions on Moroccan cuisine!  WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

We talk sports today with Amy Bass and Howard Herman! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today it's the copyright forum with Paul Rapp and Bill Westwood! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 


Today we discuss cardiology with Dr. Parag Parikh. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Michael Harney of Harney and Sons Fines Teas joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

Today on Vox Pop we are gardening again! We welcome two guests - gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon’s Nursery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 


Today to talk finances we are joined by Bob Canterbury, senior wealth adviser at BST - an accounting, tax, and financial services consulting firm. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's another car repair and maintenance show with Gordon Fricke! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.


Joining us for Medical Monday today is Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Small liquor bottles from Berkshire Mtn Distillers
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on the show, we welcome Chris Weld, founder and proprietor of Berkshire Mountain Distillers! He is here to talk beer, whiskey, bourbon – and whatever else with us! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today we reconvene the science forum to answer all your scientific questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Mark Lawson of Albany's Mark Lawson Antiques, Jewelry, and Coin joins us today to discuss Irish antiques and a whole lot more! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

White pit bull dog on a brown couch looking adorable.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Robert Sax
Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Sax. He’s an ophthalmologist, a retinal specialist and director of Retina Services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Irish American Heritage Museuem Executive Director Elizabeth Stack from County Kerry (right) and volunteer Caroline Stark from County Derry (left)
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we have a special Irish Foods edition of the show! We welcome the Executive Director of Albany’s Irish American Heritage Museum – Elizabeth Stack from Ireland’s County Kerry and Caroline Stark, a volunteer at the museum, from County Derry. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Matthew Goodemote joins us today to anwer your physical therapy questions! 

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we chat with Tony Levin about his new book, Images from a Life on the Road, amongst other things! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

SUNY administration building in Albany
Ian Pickus / WAMC

Today we talk weather with meteorologist Jason Gough. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. Nour Parsa joins us for this gastroenterology episode! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hattie's Chicken Shack

It's all about grilling and frying on today's Food Friday! Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant and Hattie's Chicken Shack and Deanna Fox join us to answer all of your cooking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

A desktop computer with a cell phone.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Tony Yang joins us today to answer your computer questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Moreau Lake State Park - Milky Way
Dave Hall and Bruce Oudekerk

Today we talk astronomy with Doctor Valerie Rapson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY Oneonta. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts! 

Cardinal on a pine branch.
Pat Bradley / WAMC

Rich Guthrie and Julie Hart join us to talk birds today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Dr. David Veltre, a hand and upper extremity specialist at SVMC joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Deanna Fox joins us today to answer all your cooking and baking questions, and offer some recipes for winter soups! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Paul Gallo

Are looking to make some improvements around the house? Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions.

Gardening 2/24/21

Feb 24, 2021
three house plants in a window
Matt Burton

Today on the gardening show we welcome two guests - horticulturist Bob Graves of Faddegon’s nursery, and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

It's the Real Estate show with Renata Lewis and Alex Monticello! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Tia Olds is an African American woman and in this photo is wearing a bright red shirt

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Tia Olds, a board-certified radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Albany and Amsterdam. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.